Human Rights Library Network

The first library of the Human Rights Library Network (HRLN) was founded in Vanadzor in 1996. In 1998, further libraries were also established in the towns of Hrazdan and Dilijan, and later in Artashat, Gavar and Sevan, through the efforts of volunteers and the support of ACRPC.

With the support of the Department of State Public Affairs of the US Embassy in Armenia all the HRLN libraries have been re-equipped and are currently supplemented with modern equipment, technology and new literature according to demand.

HRLN contains around 14,000 pieces of literature under 3,800 titles. Most are in Armenian, Russian on English and consist of encyclopedias, dictionaries, reference books and maps. Users of the libraries across Armenia number around 1,300 and include students, lawyers, professors, teachers, NGO workers, school pupils and pensioners, to name but a few. Annually, approximately 3,500 people make use of HRLN services.

Dear Reader, should you wish to expand your legal knowledge, become better acquainted with your rights or better understand human rights protection legislation on a state or international level, you are welcome to register with the HRLN.